There is more and more evidence to indicate that eating excessive amounts of sugar can cause weight gain and obesity. The reason for this is because sugar, as a refined carbohydrate that the body readily uses for energy, can be converted into fat when the body has received more than it needs. The insidious part of eating too much sugar is that one's appetite is not suppressed to indicate when you are full. In other words, you can eat loads of sugar to the point of easily overeating and not be aware that you have taken in an excessive amount of calories that your body does not need.
Americans have learned to become addicted to sugar. This is no surprise because sugar, in one form or another, is added to many foods to make them more sweet and tasty. The key word in the previous sentence is "added". This means that "free" sugars are added to much of our foods today which already contain sugar. The extra added sugars means more calories which can cause weight gain in consumers. In order to cut down on your sugar intake you should gradually incorporate more whole fruit into your diet and avoid fruit juices and soda. The bonus in reducing your sugar intake is a reduced risk of incurring type-2 diabetes.
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.